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- NC DENR Comments on Model Results
- NC DENR E-Mail Comments on Wells
- NC DENR Letter on Well Placement
- DENR review of the hydrogelogic modeling analysis
- NC DENR Review of the Hydrogelogic Modelin Analysis
- Proposed Monitoring Well Construction Detail
- Proposed Observation Well Construction Detail
- Evaluation of Water Supply Well Locations
- GMA Response to Model Analysis
- Hyrdogeologic predictive modeling analysis matrin marietta reports
- Hyrdogeologic predictive modeling analysis
- Map of Proposed Mining Site
- Map of Proposed Mining Site
- Maps of Monitoring Wells
- Water Supply Well Locations Map
- Well Designs
Different kinds of rock and stone naturally form in the earth in deep veins. In a quarry this material is mined from the earth in a huge pit dug into the ground. The size of a quarry may be so deep that it goes below sea level. Quarries have been used since ancient times to mine building materials.
The type of rock depends on the location of the quarry and the vein of stone running underneath. Common stones are marble, granite, limestone, slate and coal. Other types of stone can be a by-product of quarries, such as gravel and sand. Some types of stone, such as certain veins of marble, are so rare that they are only found in one location in the world.
Different types of stone are used for different purposes. Limestone, marble and granite can all be used for construction, but more porous rocks like chalk are seldom used for buildings. Gravel, sand and other types of quarry by products have a wide variety of uses, from paving roads to reclaiming beaches.
After a certain amount of time either the vein of rock runs out or the quarry becomes too deep for it to be practical to excavate the materials. When this occurs the company will usually abandon the quarries. Several states have different regulations on what the mine company must do with the abandoned quarry. Often the quarry becomes filled with rainwater and because the water quality is so clear they are popular places to swim. However, a relatively high amount of swimming death occurs in quarry made lakes, usually attributed to the depth and coldness of the water.
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The Beaufort County Schools School District is located in Washington, NC and includes 14 schools that serve 7,706 students in grades PK through 12.
The Beaufort County Schools School District spends $8,211 per pupil in current expenditures. The district spends 62% on instruction, 32% on support services, and 6% on other elementary and secondary expenditures.
District Student-Teacher Ratio
The Beaufort County Schools School District has 15 students for every full-time equivalent teacher, with the NC state average being 14 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
District Student Information
The Beaufort County Schools School District had a grades 9-12 dropout rate of 7% in 2008. The national grades 9-12 dropout rate in 2007 was 4.4%.
In the Beaufort County Schools School District, 14% of students have an IEP (Individualized Education Program). An IEP is a written plan for students eligible for special needs services.
The Beaufort County Schools School District serves 5% English Language Learners (ELL). ELL students are in the process of acquiring and learning English Language skills.
Scenic Water Front, Rich History, and Great Events
Beaufort County North Carolina is one of the only counties to be bisected by a large body of water, providing acres of waterfront property for recreation. As one of the oldest historical areas in the Southeast, Beaufort County NC also has a rich culture, filled with interesting areas for visitors and residents to investigate. The rich history and beautiful waterfront hold something for everyone.
|The Beaufort County Arts Council
The Beaufort County Arts Council (BCAC) is located at 108 Gladden Street in historic downtown Washington, NC – just one block from the waterfront.
BCAC has been in North Carolina since 1963 when the Pamlico Arts Group was formed. Overtime, the BCAC has become a premier outlet for local artists and craftsmen to showcase their unique work.
The NC Estuarium, located in Washington on the Pamlico River, lets visitors explore the ecology of North Carolina’s estuaries, some of the threats facing our vital coastal rivers and sounds, and ways humans have used this ecosystem for thousands of years.
Enjoy the Outdoors, Recreation on Water and Land
|Goose Creek State Park – Washington, NC
Giant, old oaks draped in Spanish moss welcome you to this special world where broad, lazy Goose Creek joins the Pamlico River.
A primitive camping area, picnic sites, swim beach and hiking and paddling trails offer a variety of ways to savor the tranquil surroundings at Goose Creek State Park.
Goose Creek is conveniently located between historic Bath and the original Washington.
Relax here on the scenic riverfront, enjoy picnics, and let your hectic life slow down!
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